#1
I'm a junior in high school. My brother is 14, he goes to middle school. in his school, they aren't aloud to do real pushups. Thats right.... They're literally not aloud to do pushups on their toes because some kids cant do them. So they're forced to do them on their knees, for fear of embarrassment. Am I taking crazy pills here or something?!?!?!?!?

Thoughts?!?!?!
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#3
this is just stupid.

schools are getting pathetic with things like these.

might as well stop playing sports at all, since some kids cant do them.


im betting most of the kids who cant are either fat, or in bad shape.

so basically they should be doing them, to improve their physical fitness.
#7
that goes against the law that says ALL STUDENTS AT SCHOOL MUST LEAD AN ACTIVE LIFE WITH LOTS OF EXERCISE AND SPORT...it is therefore illegal, so take it even further until PE is banned from all school's
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#8
thats gay...i guess we shouldnt have algebra 2 in highschool, because some kids cant do them right?
i mean you can get the kids in shape by having them do pushups, just like you can teach them algebra, and god how i hate algebra, but both are teachable/doable, so thats just ridiculous
but those kids are lucky, cause knee pushups are easy peasy
#9
meh. its a good idea, what if you where fat, couldnt do one. and the teacher points at you, "Do a pushup!". what do you do?
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I do over one-hundred push-ups a day FFS.

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meh. its a good idea, what if you where fat, couldnt do one. and the teacher points at you, "Do a pushup!". what do you do?

lol, u say "i'm a fat t**t who can't do exercise, leave me and my chocolate bar be"
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thats gay...i guess we shouldnt have algebra 2 in highschool, because some kids cant do them right?



Very good point. Gym teachers should just punish kids who make fun of the kids who can't do them, and be done with it. do you guys know it is illegal for schools in some states (i forget which ones) to let their students play dodgeball?!?!?! WTF?!?! its a game, but all it takes is some little brat to throw the ball at some geeky kids head, and its illegal. Bull!!
#13
You're not in high school, and your brother isn't in middle school. Why? Because such things don't exist in Britain. Get it right, FFS.
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You're not in high school, and your brother isn't in middle school. Why? Because such things don't exist in Britain. Get it right, FFS.

hes probably just saying so american veiwers kinda understand. you say Seniors and it gets a little confusing for americans

or there might a "New Northampton"
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#16
Should we stop teaching English to people who can't speak it already? Or stop teaching Maths to those who can't count?

You learn by doing things you can't do. That's the way of the world. Besides, if you can't do press-ups, you deserve the embarassment.
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#17
thats stupid, theres a school in my town that had an extensive playgound, and they had to take it down cause they had 1 handicapped kid there
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#18
Wow, instead of fighting the fat pandemic, we are giving them a free pass to heart failure... o well, at least the fat gene will be removed from the human gene pool
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#19
how is that supposed to work ?
and why make a thread about it


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#21
What if they do the pushups silently?
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lol ur cool

By the same reasoning, I find addition hard, so no one should be doing it! Excellent! Retards... This in the US or what?
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#23
I was born in Northampton, but now i live in washington state.

its reasons like this i don't appreciate america.
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#24
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meh. its a good idea, what if you where fat, couldnt do one. and the teacher points at you, "Do a pushup!". what do you do?


Lose weight.
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You're not in high school, and your brother isn't in middle school. Why? Because such things don't exist in Britain. Get it right, FFS.

Actually, they do in counties like East Anglia and Northumberland.

Get it right, FFS
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#26
WTF!? I cant do them very well,but i can do them if i try hard enough...But yeah,thats fecking pathetic...
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#28
Why not make it optional to do knee pushups for those who can't do them and for those who can do proper ones then let them do it.
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you dont apear to be the push up type EDIT: i got bored
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#30
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Why not make it optional to do knee pushups for those who can't do them and for those who can do proper ones then let them do it.

You'd think so, wouldn't you?

Positive affirmation and inclusion truly is a joke. It's not bringing the less abled students up to speed, it's keeping the gifted ones back at their level. It applies for mental and physical studies, it seems.

Ridiculous.
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#31
I can't get more than 10 in a row in my tippy toes. Then I slow down and die...

Not like I mind, I have a bad physical condition, so I get what I have. =D